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Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – November 27, 2012) was an American actor, singer, songwriter and dancer. He was born in Houston, Texas. He had starred in many big-time and well-known Hollywood movies, including Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Red Dawn and Point Break. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on August 11, 2011 and died at midnight at 12:00 am in his last residential home in Los Angeles, California on November 27, 2012 at the age of 60. He was married to Lisa Niemi for over 37 years from 1975 and until the time of his death in 2012. The couple also owned a big horse ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Swayze and Niemi never had any children together.